Les Bières Du Grand St. Bernard

Domaine de Fauterie

Les Combaud St. Joseph Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Another grand slam from Sylvain Bernard. Nose is ultra granite. Some black berry but man is this stoney. Smells like the Cornas but more Burgundian. Maybe the most expressive mineral nose I’ve ever had in a St. Joseph. 9.8 nose. This is doing it for me. It is so expansive. Intoxicating. The level of herbs are incredible. Just a knockout. Elegant and deep on the palate with terrific ripeness and intense concentration. But man is this painfully young. Awesome blancs, purity and length and so juicy with intense mineral grip. This needs to flesh out and the fruit needs to become more prominent. It will. My last French wine for a while! — 6 months ago

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Bernard Magrez

Château Fombrauge Cuvée La Providence Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Alcohol - Medium +, Acid - Low medium, Body - Full bodied Sugar - low, — 5 years ago

Bernard Magrez

Le Cadran de Fombrauge St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

De momento el mejor francés,que he probado .con cuerpo, tanico y paso largo por boca .me gusta — 7 years ago

Domaine Bernard Gripa

Cuvée Le Berceau St. Joseph Syrah 2012

Grand saint Joseph
Finale complètement fondue et pleine de fruit
Peut-être le meilleur saint jo que j’ai dégusté !
— a year ago

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Bernard Magrez

Grand Cru St. Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Bdx in a New World style. Not necessarily my favorite but it checks all the boxes for a very good wine. Don’t drink yet — hold at least 5 more years. — 4 years ago

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Château Fombrauge

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. With 58,6 hectares under vine this is the largest Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Emilion. It was bought in 1999 by Bernard Magrez, leading to a major improvement of the wines. Lately they seem to have toned down the oak handling a bit and this 2018 is the best Fombrauge I have ever tasted. Beautiful nose with red and black fruit, subtle spices with the oak providing a classy cedary touch. Full-bodied and layered, but with more finesse than ever, perfectly integrated oak and a long finish, this is terrific value at less than 25 euros. — 2 years ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Enjoyed a half-bottle of 2009 Château Angélus with Jean-Bernard Grénie. This is a great vintage of Angélus, but it couldn't be more different than the 2010. While the 2010 is powerful, incredibly concentrated, and with big-time structure, the 2009 (albeit from a more evolved half-bottle) is much more lush and accessible. The fruit is super-ripe, full of plum, blackberry, and blueberry. Lots of minerality, truffle, and espresso. Should be fun to compare the 2009 and 2010 over the upcoming decades — 7 years ago